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Cometary Globule Eats Galaxy?


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About this observation
Damian Peach
Time of observation
10/12/2015 - 00:00
Observing location
Siding Spring, Australia
180 mins
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Damian captured the data for this fascinating object one in December 2015.  It is possibly one of the best line of sight celestial scenes in the entire sky - the eerie gaping mouth of cometary globule CG4 about to consume the edge on galaxy ESO257-19.  Of course the distance between them is enormous - the galaxy being around 100 million light years further away from us than CG4.  The objects are located in Puppis and the nebula itself is very faint.  The image was captured roemotely from Siding Spring, Australia using the a 27" telescope and FLI camera.  It is an LRGB of 120/20/20/20 minutes.
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